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Retail

Lulus Buckles Down With Digital, Influencers

The e-tailer, originally started as a single store, continues to bolster efforts online following a $120 million raise last year.

clock January 14, 2019Kari Hamanaka

A model wears a look from the C'est Nous by Shoshanna label.

People

Shoshanna Gruss Celebrates 20 Years in Fashion, Inks New Deal With Gwynnie Bee, Prepares for Saks Exclusive

The entrepreneur shelved plans for a career in finance to start her own dress label with a $30,000 loan from her parents on the condition that they wouldn’t also spring for her rent.

clock January 11, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

A Walmart in-store pick-up tower.

Retail

Online Shoppers Storm In-store Pick-ups

Call it BOPIS, “click and collect” or something else — just call it big business.

clock December 24, 2018Adriana Lee

Technology

Amazon Unveils ‘How Do I Look?’ Beta Feature for Echo Look

Testers can stop asking their spouses how they look, and ask Alexa instead.

clock December 12, 2018Adriana Lee

Stitch Fix's men's rack.

Technology

Stitch Fix’s Long Game

Why the personalized styling service isn’t sweating Wall Street’s disappointment.

clock December 12, 2018Adriana Lee

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Technology

Radial, Locus Robotics Partner to Streamline Prior to Seasonal Peaks

Radial will implement “LocusBots” to help optimize its warehouse efficiencies and workplace quality.

clock December 11, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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Retail

Stitch Fix Still Soars

Stitch Fix broke expectations, reeling in a sales jump of 24 percent during the fiscal first quarter.

clock December 10, 2018Adriana Lee

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Retail

Merchandise Returns Threaten Online Apparel’s Happy Holidays

E-commerce shines, but for online fashion stores, the lights will dim in post-holiday returns, say experts. And fit’s the culprit.

clock December 10, 2018Adriana Lee

Artificial intelligence and user-generated content are becoming ubiquitous.

Technology

Think Like Amazon: Brands Deploy Smart Filters, User-Generated Content

Regardless of whether they need to work with Amazon, DTC brands should think like the online giant to boost conversions.

clock December 4, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Diamond jewellery Diamond sector, Antwerp, Belgium - 17 Sep 2014Diamonds represent 5% of total Belgian exports, and account for 15% of total Belgian exports outside the European Union. Of all rough diamonds produced worldwide, the vast majority (84%) come to Antwerp to be sorted, traded and sold.

Retail

EBay Takes On Diamond Authentication

EBay, wanting shoppers to feel good about buying diamonds, is expanding its authentication service to cover fine jewelry.

clock December 4, 2018Adriana Lee

Hill City Gap

Technology

Hill City Could Be Just What Gap Inc. Needs

Gap’s online-only brand shows some digital savvy, just as The Gap looks to close stores.

clock December 4, 2018Adriana Lee

Listrak Expands to Philadelphia Metro Area

Technology

Listrak Added to Roster of High-Tech Employers in Philly

Listrak, an e-commerce and technology solutions company, expands with new facility in Valley Forge Office Center.

clock November 30, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Diane Gilman jeans.

Financial

Express Clothing Off-trend in Jeans Market

Despite increased demand for jeans, the clothing company said its denim is not selling well.

clock November 29, 2018Kellie Ell

Peak Holiday Shopping Data Is In

Retail

Cyber Weekend Data Debunks Consumer Confidence Dips

SAP Commerce Cloud compares Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping data and reveals consumer spending, and confidence, is still high.

clock November 29, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Shipsi

Technology

Shipsi Closes $1.9 Million Seed

The technology company will use the new capital for additional hiring and development of its software linking consumers with same-day delivery.

clock November 28, 2018Kari Hamanaka

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